Sidra Medicine welcomed the vice president of Ecuador Alfredo Borrero, his wife Lucía Pazmiño Salvador and an accompanying Ecuadorian delegation. Borrero, who is also a neurosurgeon, toured several parts of the hospital including our neurosurgery ward and epilepsy monitoring unit. He was accompanied by the managing director and member of the Board of Governors of Sidra Medicine, Mohammed Khalid al-Mana and division chiefs, Dr Ian Pople (Neurosurgery) and Dr Johnny Awwad (Women’s).